Question Cheryl asked: Living on Harbor Blvd has proved a challenge through the years. I have two dogs that I walk twice a day. There have been many bicyclists who insist on riding the sidewalk. Most of the time this …
Category: Sidewalks & Crosswalks
316.2065 (9) A person propelling a vehicle by human power upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.
316.2065 (10) A person propelling a bicycle upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
Bicycles can be legally operated on all Florida sidewalks and crosswalks unless a local ordinance prohibits it. When on a sidewalk, the operator is operating a vehicle and must use helmets and lights when required, and is subject to the DUI laws. Otherwise, the operator has the rights and duties of a pedestrian, but must yield to all pedestrians.
CommuteOrlando offers a visual primer on crosswalk challenges.
Question Giles asked: When a bicyclist is traveling from one side of the roadway to another and comes up upon a roadway/driveway when vehicles are stopped waiting to make a turn into on coming traffic, is the bicyclist required to …
Question Joe asked: I have been doing some reading and it appears that gasoline assisted bicycles are not legally permitted to operate on a road, where as electrically propelled bikes (under 20mph) are. What about bike paths where not specifically …
Question John asked: Are electric scooters allowed to drive on the sidewalk while going over a bridge?
Question Robert asked: When sharing the sidewalks with bikers, do I walk against or with the traffic?
Question Don asked: What about operating an Electric motorized wheelchair on a sidewalk down a state route in Florida?
Question Kyminda asked: What is the law for a bike rider who is riding on the sidewalk on UCF campus as far as: Is it legal to ride on the sidewalk in UCF campus? Do they have to ride on …